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A Recipe for Change Photos by Nathan Harmon Well-known Tulsa interior designer Jack Arnold recently took a kitchen that was hungry for a fresh look and turned it into a perfect place for frequent entertaining. After all, this isn’t just any ordinary kitchen – it is the haven of a well-known Tulsa florist.  Toni Garner, no stranger to entertaining, has designed fresh...

Shaping the Future

In 2019, at only 24 years old, Luke Wilson was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for his exploration into the way climate change affects specific types of trees. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in forest ecology and management from Oklahoma State University that same year. Now, he’s making a mark in the science...

The One and Only

Madagascar may not be for everyone. If you don’t like extreme biodiversity, cute little lemurs, on-the-water sports, endless beaches and a French-influenced, largely agrarian culture, you’d better sit this one out. (By the way, there are no penguins here – that’s only in the movies.) Lying 265 miles off the southeastern African coast with a population of 25 million, the...

Midtown Modern

A new Tulsa home in an upscale midtown neighborhood is a testament to the power of a traditional exterior with a surprising, crisp white interior. It’s not ‘country French,’ or ‘English country’ – always popular design themes – but its image is fresh and inviting. This modern-style, 4,800-square-foot home was built in 2019 by Mike Alexander of Insight Homes. Bainbridge...

Hitting the Open Road

Road trips aren’t just nostalgic this year ... they’re necessary. Due to pandemic-related travel restrictions, people are seeking close-to-home vacation spots to entertain themselves and their families. Between quarantines, distance learning and an influx of Zoom meetings, Oklahomans are needing a getaway like never before.  The road trip format provides the backdrop for many family memories of bonding, or for...

A Fine Dining Renaissance

Photos by Nathan Harmon Downtown Tulsa’s Summit Club – perched on the top three floors of the Bank of America Center – is in the midst of a transformation so dazzling you’ll need to see it to believe. Over the last several months, the team has been hard at work renovating the space to draw more members and stay competitive...

A Look Inside Wounded Knee

Before the 1973 siege at Wounded Knee, Native Americans had “to live the lie, and put their ‘Indian-ness’ away,” says Richard Ray Whitman, an Oklahoma City resident who traveled to South Dakota soon after the occupation began and stayed until a cease-fire agreement was reached. The occupation – led by 200 Oglala Lakota and followers of the American Indian Movement...

The Tulsa Mayoral Race Heats Up

Candidates looking to challenge Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum are campaigning during a summer like no other. “We are in a really challenging year in Tulsa, with the global pandemic, a national recession, significant budget drops for cities across the state and a tremendous amount of turmoil around longstanding racial issues in our country,” says Bynum, 42, who seeks a second...

A Briefing on Tribal Nations

Developing Infrastructure Iron Horse is not your run-of-the-mill industrial park, says James C. Collard, director of economic development for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.  When the Canada-based Pro Pipe opens its $5.5 million factory at the tribal-owned park later this year, it will be doing so in the only active foreign trade zone on Native American land, says Collard. Pro Pipe will employ...

Summertime Sowing

With average temperatures in the 90 degree range during the Oklahoma summer, residents trying to keep their lawns and gardens thriving should heed tips from the experts. Kathy Caviness of Caviness Landscape Design in Arcadia has some great pointers for homeowners and renters who take pride in their summer plants. “Soil condition is critical to retain moisture,” she says. “If your...